After 24,000 miles, my front tires wore out due to the camber that my car has (the tires are tilted slightly). $522 for the two mounted and installed. Ouch.
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January 26th, 2015
Snow is falling, inches of it, maybe even feet by the time the storm passes. We walked to the hardware store to buy a second snow shovel, as we love to be out in it together, tag team. I can’t remember if I’ve already said this, but snow, and our sheer pleasure at its falling […]
By Oregon Small Business Association, Delays at West Coast ports, including Northwest ports, have reached a critical point and threaten regional economies, according to recent news reports. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents 29 West Coast port employers, has been locked in contract negotiations with th
January 23rd, 2015
The LEGO Group today announced its partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to develop a collection of LEGO building sets inspired by the timeless and beloved animated franchise, Scooby-Doo. Five new building sets will bring the zaniness of classic characters including Shaggy, Scooby and the entire gang to life in LE
Can the Trail Blazers survive and make the playoffs without LaMarcus Aldridge?
The Trail Blazer sophomore guard tells NBA rookies how to make it through their first year C.J. McCollum has his third article
Nico can do plenty for this team besides score the ball. As if it wasn't bad enough that the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail Federation, and Society for Human Resource Management, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the National Labor Relation
Portland's season didn't get any better with Aldridge's prognosis, but it just got interesting in ways nobody expected. There'
Special Correspondent torridjoe shares his first In-Arena Report from the Moda Center on a tough night. How many beers and shooting contes
Celebrate the Dark Knight”s 75th anniversary with action figures! This first special edition Batman 75th Anniversary Set 1 Action Figure 4-Pack celebrates the Caped Crusader”s 75th anniversary with figures of the Dark Knight based on the designs of Bob Kane, Jim Lee, Darwyn Cooke, and the best-selling Batman: Ar
January 22nd, 2015
The Blazers soldier on admirably in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum but are downed by a last-second twist of fate.
Evan Turner hit a three with 1 second remaining to stun the Trail Blazers at home. So many times Portland has beaten the oppon
Batum aggravated his wrist issues on this third-quarter play. UPDATE: Batum reportedly cannot place weight on
I fell in love with a stitch pattern back in November, and I’ve had a great time playing with it. It’s my adaptation of a stitch pattern I saw in a Japanese stitch dictionary. It’s kind of like a cable, … Continue
The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind […]
By Jan Meekcoms Oregon NFIB The latest numbers released from one of the most trusted economic barometers in the nation showed the most positive gains since 2006, but the Oregon state director for the association that publishes the monthly report was thankful Oregon was only a part of the sampling not the big part of […
At the end of this month, MONDO will be opening their Gallery doors for a House Show featuring some of their rare and most iconic posters. For the first time, the gallery walls will be filled with prints released from 2007 to Present, hand-picked from their archive by Mondo art directors Justin Ishmael, Mitch Putnam […
January 21st, 2015
MONDO is thrilled to announce that the Iron Giant Deluxe Figure will be available for Pre-Order starting January 22, 2015. They worked to obtain the digital files used in the film to create the most accurate and detailed Iron Giant figure to date. The figure features over 30 points of articulation, two interchangeable heads
Tomorrow (January 22, 2015) at a random time French Paper Art Club is dropping Dave Perillo’s silver age Batman print. Follow them on Twitter HERE for the announcement! 6 color screen-print Limited Edition of 100 Certificate of Authenticity signed by Dave Perillo Size: 12′ x 36′ Paper: Cougar natural
Recently, you may have seen some fascinating teaser trailers and short films about the highly-anticipated Hollywood hit ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. Featuring two of the most renowned and iconic comic book characters of all time, this film represents the culmination of their journey from the page to the silver
By Associated Oregon Industries On Wednesday, January 7, the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) adopted rules necessary to implement the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (also known as the clean fuels program). By a 4-1 vote, the EQC approved rules to require importers of transportation fuels to reduce the average carbon intens
The world is turned upside down when one of the world’s greatest super heroes – Batman – finds himself under attack by his own son in the newest DC Universe Original Movie – Batman vs. Robin. This all-new original film arrives April 14, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray Com
In LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the wo
January 20th, 2015
Based on the designs of Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr and sculpted by Irene Matar, Barbara Gordon gets the Black and White treatment based on her fresh new look from the hit comic book Batgirl. The statue is limited to 5,200 pieces, measures approximately 7.25″ tall and will retail for $79.95 when it goes on sale in
Introducing new Red Velvet Oreos filled with cream cheese-flavored centers. The limited-edition flavor will arrive in stores on February 2, 2015 just in time for Valentine’s Day. The cookies will sell for $4.49 for 6-8 weeks, or until packages run out. Nabisco is holding a sweepstakes to win free cookies. All you have to
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Mmmmmm, Malabrigo. This sumptuously squishy cowl is knit in the round with two coordinating colors of Malabrigo Worsted, a lovely single ply merino yarn. Cleverly slipped stitches look like Morse code, but it’s not saying anything except, “Wear me!” Only …
By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Blog Like any individual economic measure, the unemployment rate is flawed. It can go down for bad reasons (people give up looking for work) and up for good reasons (more people looking for a job.) That’s why it is important to not just look at the unemployment […]
January 19th, 2015
I’ve been exercising and watching what I eat for years. But the quantification all started a couple of years ago with a Fitbit. Everyone at work got one as a bonus for making sales numbers. I diligently tracked step counts and flights of stairs traversed. I even went a little out of my way — getting …
Multiple Portland firms have gained valuable experience working on U.S. embassy projects.
Bids will soon be solicited from contractors interested in taking on a $3 million project to close a 0.77-mile gap in the Tualatin River Greenway on Metro-owned property.
Portland-based SERA Architects is gearing up to open an office in Silicon Valley to keep up with a surge of work in California.
Our Milo-Schmoo-Boo-Bubba-Monkey-Doodle-Bub. Our trooper. Our Little Man. He is gone, and I am numb and weepy with the too soon-ness of it all. On a walk to the park a month after moving into our Portland house, I chose him from a box of free kittens. Tiny and fuzzy, his pink belly a veritable […]
At Sacred Circle Dance, we pride ourselves on having one of the largest - and most welcoming - weekly ecstatic dance events in the country. We spend countless hours, days, and years looking for new music to fold into our dance journeys.
Merc News Editor Denis Theriault insists his driver's license photo is the best picture of him ever taken. He even took a picture of the picture and
In the new clip for their song "Coyotes," Modest Mouse's videographers have recreated a somewhat infamous incident in 2002, in which a wild coyote climbed aboard the MAX Light
Interested in spending the day chomping on chocolate samples for fifteen bucks? Then your dream can come true at ChocolateFest 2015 held at the Convention Center from January 23-25. Over 60 chocolate vendors from the North West and beyond will be in attendance (there’s a
I am going to get serious for a few paragraphs, but don’t worry. It will lighten up and there will be cats. Today, in the United States, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a federal holiday celebrating the life and work of MLK Jr. The world has changed significantly since the 60s — …
coyotes + modest mouse =
I steal. My fingers are stickier than a chubby 8 year old loose in grandma's pantry. But most of my booty are organic goods. Things my modest waiter pay check can't normally provide. I choose organic stuff for the obvious health benefits. But I also steal for the thrill. I've even started taking from my housemates, mostl
Dog breeders, from the puppy mill owner to the phony posh, have always struck me as the worst people. What the fuck are you doing? You think you're doing something good for the world? Look at how you fucked up EVERY breed you got your opposable thumbs on. And the fake aristocratic putting ons; you're lower on the chain t
My girlfriend and I decided before we went on separate trips—mine was for a court case in Philadelphia, her's for her mother's birthday party in Chicago—that we would probably be okay with each other sleeping with other people as long as we discussed it beforehand to make sure we are taking each others fe
On the seventh anniversary of the start of the Great Recession, it is important to see how far we have come and the crucial investments that are needed to continue to move forward. After suffering severe job losses during the recession, Oregon is now experiencing above-average job growth of 2.4 percent. The Portland area wa
Each show begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of the 8 storytellers will be randomly drawn. They spin the wheel to decide the prompt for their story. They can play or pass. If they pass another teller can steal their prompt. Then the risky part…each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-
Over 250 Cats on exhibition, from friendly purebreds to adoptable rescues
GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Now danger's in sight, 'cause I can't help the way that I feel. I just can't help the way that I feel. LET'S GO TO PRESS. A 1,000 person strong anti-abortion rally took place yesterday at Pioneer Squ
For the past 9 years, 80s Video Dance Attack has rocked Portland every Friday night at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom or Lola's Room and kept the fires of MTV's golden era burning.
One of the most gifted and distinguished lyric tenors of his generation, Matthew Polenzani has been praised for the artistic versatility and fresh lyricism that he brings to concert and operatic appearances on leading international stages. The extraordinary pianist Julius Drake joins Mr. Polenzani for this very special voca
The show showcases the best comedians in Portland along with some travelling national comics.